Install Audacity 2.2.2 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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Audacity an open-source cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds, audacity released it's latest version 2.2.2 with some improvements and bug fixes

It Supports multiple operating systems Windows, Linux, and MacOSX.


In this tutorial, I will show you how to install this Audacity 2.2.2 in Ubuntu 17.10 /16.04 LTS and Linuxmint 18 / 17

Audacity 2.2.2 Changelog

  • Easier zooming in and out with mouse wheel, new Zoom Toggle command, and context menu for vertical rulers (thanks to James Crook)
  • Easy access to change keyboard bindings of menu commands by holding Shift key
  • Detection of dropout errors while recording with overburdened CPU
  • Improved contrasts in Light and Dark themes
  • Half-wave display option
  • Several bugs/annoyances in 2.2.1 are now fixed
For more details read this link

Installation steps

Audacity is available via third-party PPA so it is very easy to install

Step 1: Download the official PPA and add to the repos
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity
Step 2: Update the repository
sudo apt-get update
Step 3: Install the audacity

sudo apt-get install audacity
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